Goddess Crest

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"This symbol of the goddess will show you the way, Master. It will react to being struck by your Skyward Strike."

Goddess Crests are objects from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Magical crests bearing the image of an avian creature, these were left behind by the goddess Hylia to aid her chosen hero. Goddess Crests are activated when they are struck with a Skyward Strike, causing a variety of things to occur depending on its location.


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Shortly after learning the art of the Skyward Strike from Fi while Inside the Statue of the Goddess, Link must use it to activate a Goddess Crest found near an Ancient Tablet; this causes the Ancient Tablet to clear a path through the Cloud Barrier, allowing Link to travel to Faron Woods. Goddess Crests are subsequently found within several dungeons, where they are used to retrieve other fragments of the Ancient Tablet. One is also found within the Isle of Songs, where it activate the Goddess Statues found there, allowing Link to learn new songs for the Goddess's Harp. The Goddess Crest located within the Isle of Songs is the only Goddess Crest that can be activated repeatedly. They are also used to light torch-like structures that contain the Sacred Flames.

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Theory warning: This section contains theoretical information based on the research of one or several other users. It has not been officially verified by Nintendo and its factual accuracy is disputed.

Divine Substance

Goddess Crests appear to be made of the same material as Goddess Cubes, Goddess Chests, and Goddess Walls. As they where likely created by Hylia, they may be made of a divine substance/material that is sensitive to the energy produced by the Skyward Strike.

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Non-Canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

As part of Fi's Goddess Blade moveset, during her Focus Spirit Attack, Fi creates a triangular column of light which causes a Goddess Crest to appear in the center of it. Fi then launches a Skyward Strike at the crest, which triggers an eruption of energy damaging nearby enemies.

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